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what is the difference between Basic Life Support and Heartsaver?

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

BLS stands for Basic Life Support. Although BLS courses are designed for healthcare providers, HeartSaver courses are intended for people who do not work in healthcare but require certification for their employment.


Whether you are looking to sign-up for a course for yourself or a group of people, there are a few things to consider. Why are you looking to take a CPR course? What level of skills are you looking to obtain? We offer various types of instruction that pertain to your needs and certifications. The following are the differences between our Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver courses.

Are you a Nurse, Doctor, Hospital/Clinic Personnel or Dental Assistant? If you said yes, then you are looking for a BLS course. This four-hour long course will train you on recognizing and responding to various life threatening emergencies. You will practice providing 1 and 2 rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants, as well as using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). You will also learn and practice how to relieve choking.












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